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Re: Retrieving less data on cvsup?

From: "Steven Looman" <steven@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 12:00:24 +0100

Recently there was a discussion about this on the freebsd-security mailing 

Check out this URL: http://www.daemonology.net/portsnap/


"Diego Calleja" <diegocg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> Hi,
> I recently cvsup'ed the FreeBSD ports list. Syncing the ports database has
> always been painful with slow connections, even with compression, 
> specially
> with freebsd's ports. I've always wondered if there's some way of not
> downloading some of the files until I use them, like say
> /usr/ports/foo/files/file.patch, which I'm not going to use until I 
> install
> the program, if I install it. I've diving trough the handbook but I didn't
> find anything, or I missed it. It's possible to do something like that?

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